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Exclusive: FBI Probes Muhammad's Ties to Ohio Mosque
ABC News ^ | June 4, 2009 | By RICHARD ESPOSITO, PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE

Posted on 06/04/2009 5:45:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Nuradin Abdi was convicted in 2007 of planning to blow up an Ohio shopping mall.

Iyman Faris was convicted in 2003 of planning to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge.

Christopher Paul was convicted in 2008 of conspiring to use explosives against targets in the U.S. and Europe.

All three terrorists worshiped and socialized at a small mosque in Columbus, Ohio, and, according to David B. Smith, an attorney for Faris, were part of a larger group of jihadists and extremists who frequented the mosque.

The FBI now is investigating reports of links to that same mosque by Muslim-convert Abdulhakim Muhammad who allegedly shot and killed one soldier Monday and critically wounded another in a drive-by attack on a Little Rock, Ark., recruiting station, ABC News has learned.

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1 posted on 06/04/2009 5:45:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Heard that on ABC radio this afternoon. Was surprised they even mentioned the ‘mosque’. Yeah. Those pesky Amish are at it, again. /s


2 posted on 06/04/2009 5:47:37 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Chieftain

columbus Ohio is a den of Liberalism and lefties..with Ohio State Univ a total leftist wasteland! ( yeah, I’m a buckeye..its gone downill since Woody punched a football player on the sidelines! ha)


3 posted on 06/04/2009 5:49:28 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Jim Robinson

And yet nothing happens to the mosque. But if you, Jim, lay a pork rind outside the door, you will be prosecuted.


4 posted on 06/04/2009 5:49:49 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Jim Robinson

Huh? Nice to see after 6 years the fbi is looking into things at that mosque ... after 9-11 one “hit” would do it for me (bump) ;-)


5 posted on 06/04/2009 5:53:39 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ohio = Amish?

Dam, how things have changed.


6 posted on 06/04/2009 5:54:54 PM PDT by BGHater (It's easy to be a Conservative now.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I remember that story about the shopping mall in Ohio.

IIRC, it was in the Columbus area.


7 posted on 06/04/2009 5:55:07 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Jim Robinson

Islam is not compatible with these United States. Unless good people stand up and resist, we will go the way of western Europe.

And then it will be over. Welcome to another retreat of civilization, a new Dark Age of worldwide Islam.


8 posted on 06/04/2009 5:58:53 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Islam is a barbaric social and political system in religious drag.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Friends I know that live in Tampa, FL said there is mosque near King High School between Hwy. 301 and 56th Street. Late at night around 12-2 AM, about 50 cars will appear. They stay for a couple of hours then leave. Supposedly LEO’s are watching them, but everyone that lives around there think there are some very strange comings and goings.


9 posted on 06/04/2009 6:03:20 PM PDT by mojitojoe (The American Revolution: 70% of the people were loyal to the King, The other 30% founded a nation.)
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To: Jim Robinson
An aside, I just finished reading "Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice" by Jerret Brachman. They all say the identical things. By itself, that dispatches the oft quoted "Tiny band of fringe extremists". Islaminaction has posted the speech that is being given worldwide. This time it was given in American Muslims hit NYC Streets Calling for Sharia and Jihad~Video
10 posted on 06/04/2009 6:08:09 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Islaminaction

Sorry, I should have pinged you.


11 posted on 06/04/2009 6:09:23 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Jim Robinson

Is it this one?

http://www.masjedomar.org/index.htm


12 posted on 06/04/2009 6:09:24 PM PDT by combat_boots (The 5 Stages of Collapse: http://www.energybulletin.net/node/47157)
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To: Jim Robinson; LucyT; STARWISE; Oorang; Cindy; Rushmore Rocks; WestCoastGal

After Obama’s Muslim Speech: AG Eric Holder Issues Statement Protecting American Muslims
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/06/after-obamas-muslim-speech-ag-eric-holder-issues-statement-protecting-american-muslims.html

Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder on Department of Justice’s Outreach and Enforcement Efforts to Protect American Muslims

Thursday, June 4, 2009
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement relating to President Obama’s historic speech today in Cairo, Egypt:

“The President’s pledge for a new beginning between the United States and the Muslim community takes root here in the Justice Department where we are committed to using criminal and civil rights laws to protect Muslim Americans. A top priority of this Justice Department is a return to robust civil rights enforcement and outreach in defending religious freedoms and other fundamental rights of all of our fellow citizens in the workplace, in the housing market, in our schools and in the voting booth.

“There are those who will continue to want to divide by fear - to pit our national security against our civil liberties - but that is a false choice. We have a solemn responsibility to protect our people while we also protect our principles.”

http://www.usdoj.gov/ag/speeches/2009/ag-speech-090604.html


13 posted on 06/04/2009 6:09:33 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Jim Robinson

This Muslim extremist has a history and he walks earlier.
How may others are out there walking free?

According to FOX News

A Muslim convert accused of fatally shooting an Army private and wounding another had previously been arrested on a weapons charge in Tennessee, but that charge eventually was dropped.

Police say Abdulhakim Muhammad, then known as Carlos Bledsoe, was arrested in February 2004 after a traffic stop in Nashville.

He was found with an SKS rifle inside in the car, with five rounds in a clip and one round in the rifle’s chamber. Officers also found a sawed-off shotgun and another shotgun inside the car, as well as an ounce of marijuana, a switchblade knife and two shotgun shells on Muhammad

Muhammad is accused of killing Army Pvt. William Andrew Long and wounding Pvt. Quinton I. Ezeagwula in a shooting Monday at a Little Rock recruiting center. After the attack, police confiscated from Muhammad’s truck an SKS rifle believed to be used in the shootings.

Muhammad faced weapons and drug charges after the arrest, though court records show prosecutors filed only a single misdemeanor charge against him. That charge was dismissed four months later.

Material seized from Muhammad’s truck and apartment this week included guns, ammunition and Molotov cocktails.

An FBI-Homeland Security intelligence assessment document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday suggested Muhammad may have considered targeting other locations, including Jewish and Christian sites.


14 posted on 06/04/2009 6:12:40 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

Where in Columbus is this mosque located?


15 posted on 06/04/2009 6:13:02 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Velveeta

Uh...Mr. Holder...How come there aren’t any “fundamental rights”, like freedom of religion, in predominantly-Muslim countries? What does the Koran say about what should happen to non-Muslims, Mr. Holder? What proportion of terrorist acts around the world are committed by Muslims, Mr. Holder?


16 posted on 06/04/2009 6:18:38 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: mojitojoe

Sounds like the mosque-madrassa I used to be neighbor to. (And the LEOs were indeed taking notes.)
There is more of this going on than most people realize, and in small towns as well as the cities.


17 posted on 06/04/2009 6:21:29 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law.)
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To: mojitojoe

Do they have 747, 777, 767 and 330 Flight Simulators at the Mosque?? Just asking!!


18 posted on 06/04/2009 6:22:06 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Jim Robinson

I hope this doesn’t give rise to negative stereotypes of Muslims. The President will be compelled to give another speech.


19 posted on 06/04/2009 6:23:28 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: johniegrad
Why is the FBI investigating this? It aint like he killed a abortionist or something
20 posted on 06/04/2009 6:26:27 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( If this be treason, then lets make the best of it.)
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To: popdonnelly
Barack Hussein 0bama is probably a walking "negative stereotype" of a Muslim himself. He certainly is an expert practitioner of taqqiya.

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/65699

21 posted on 06/04/2009 6:30:03 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: Jim Robinson
But Obama said it was senseless violence?!?! Surely there's no pattern to these strange events! /sarc
22 posted on 06/04/2009 6:32:27 PM PDT by SeminoleSoldier
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To: STARWISE; null and void; ohioWfan

whaduya know! Their all connected in Ohio? Surprise it isn’t CHicago!


23 posted on 06/04/2009 6:34:49 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: SoCalPol

Must’ve been something wrong with the way the police handled the search or something for a guy to get off with a sawed-off shotgun, and SKS, AND Drugs, down to a misdemeanor and then dropped altogether... Very strange. I wonder if there were any allegations by Bledsoe regarding the police’s behavior in the case. That’s the ONLY thing I can think of - illegal search or something.

At any rate at least the FBI is investigating mosques now. I wonder if they’ll ever get around to investigating the Mosque in Norman, Oklahoma (OKC Bombing related, OU Bombing related, 9/11 Hijackers related, etc...). I’m guessing that’s a “no”.


24 posted on 06/04/2009 6:34:51 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Jim Robinson
However, politics have proved obstructive to all facets of counterterrorism policy. And politics may have been at play in the Muhammad case as well as in other cases involving Black Muslim converts. Several weeks ago, STRATFOR heard from sources that the FBI and other law enforcement organizations had been ordered to “back off” of counterterrorism investigations into the activities of Black Muslim converts. At this point, it is unclear to us if that guidance was given by the White House or the Department of Justice, or if it was promulgated by the agencies themselves, anticipating the wishes of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.
From an email a friend sent me.
25 posted on 06/04/2009 6:37:25 PM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: LibertyRocks

The OKC bombing is still a question.

The terrorists who flew the plane into the Pentagon 9/11
lived in San Diego and were in the phone book in 2000


26 posted on 06/04/2009 6:37:32 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

This was only the beginning. There will be many more to follow.


27 posted on 06/04/2009 6:39:42 PM PDT by sport
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To: mojitojoe
Late at night around 12-2 AM, about 50 cars will appear. They stay for a couple of hours then leave. Supposedly LEO’s are watching them,

Make certain LEO knows and are watching....contact all levels: county, state and national. Contact them each time you see suspect activity...... No excuses then that they just didn't know.

You may save lives.

28 posted on 06/04/2009 6:44:23 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: nutmeg; null and void; CheneyChick; PhiKapMom; ~Kim4VRWC's~

FYI Ohio Mosque tie with other terrorists.


29 posted on 06/04/2009 6:49:13 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: Jim Robinson

And just this morning Barry says 1,200 Mosques in all 50 states is a good thing for the USA, one of the largest Muslim nations. Lot’s of mayhem on it’s way.


30 posted on 06/04/2009 6:50:12 PM PDT by SJackson (in the fight against terrorism, no middle ground, half-measures leave you half-exposed, D. Cheney)
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To: Velveeta

O ... M ... G ...!!

We’re living our worst nightmare.


31 posted on 06/04/2009 6:57:12 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Jim Robinson
who allegedly shot and killed one soldier Monday and critically wounded another in a drive-by attack on a Little Rock, Ark., recruiting station,

This "allegedly" crap drives me up the wall.

The a-hole admitted he did it when they pulled him over.

32 posted on 06/04/2009 6:57:22 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: JimSEA

Thanks reading it now.


33 posted on 06/04/2009 6:59:57 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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How can this be? Obozo’s overseas bowing and scraping before the Muslim world. Meanwhile, back at home...


34 posted on 06/04/2009 7:02:28 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Jim Robinson

Speaking of Nashville in 2004- this took place some mnths after Bledsoe aka A M Mohammed’s arrest:

OCTOBER 8 , 2004 : (REPORT: IRAQI AL-UQUAILY IS ARRESTED IN NASHVILLE -— See NASHVILLE TN CELL, ABU GHRAIB “PANTY-TORTURE MEME”, HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION OF IRAQ) ... “FBI terrorism agents arrested Al-Uquaily, 33, after he took possession of two disassembled machine guns, four disassembled hand grenades and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Court documents show Al-Uqaily also was interested in getting missiles used to disable tanks. Authorities said he expressed animosity toward the Jewish community, but did not give specific plans.” —— “Iraqi arrested in Nashville on weapons charge,” AP , October 8, 2004, http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=2407081


35 posted on 06/04/2009 7:03:42 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Velveeta
“There are those who will continue to want to divide by fear - to pit our national security against our civil liberties - but that is a false choice. We have a solemn responsibility to protect our people while we also protect our principles.”

______________________

THEN FOR GOD'S SAKE, PROTECT OUR MILITARY RECRUITMENT CENTERS !

36 posted on 06/04/2009 7:04:00 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: hoosiermama

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=Itj&q=LIST+OF+CHICAGO+ISLAMIC+CENTERS&btnG=Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=


37 posted on 06/04/2009 7:09:25 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

Are they even allowed to carry a gun if they are at a recruiting station?....Let them bear arms! Let them defend themselves.


38 posted on 06/04/2009 7:10:45 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: GOP_Lady

It was the Polaris Mall in Columbus. Just a few miles from OSU, whose campus is full of Somalis (Nuradin Abdi is Somali I believe).


39 posted on 06/04/2009 7:10:48 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: SoCalPol

How in the Hell do you walk after being caught with all of that!?


40 posted on 06/04/2009 7:11:17 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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To: G8 Diplomat

I knew it was one of the two big malls in Columbus.

Did the authorities ever come out and say it was the Polaris Mall?


41 posted on 06/04/2009 7:12:31 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: STARWISE

attached it.


42 posted on 06/04/2009 7:13:42 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Show me a mosque that’s not a terrorist cell or training center and that might be newsworthy.


43 posted on 06/04/2009 7:15:15 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: hoosiermama

Oh, I’m sure they will be, God bless ‘em.

They’re gonna have to ... Eric Holder only
wants to protect mosques and baby killing
factories from suspicious people.


44 posted on 06/04/2009 7:20:19 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

but....but....but ....bHo says uh.....we “respect uh one another”....etc....etc....etc.....


45 posted on 06/04/2009 7:23:30 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: Comparative Advantage

mosques near Columbus, OH:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=columbus+ohio+mosques&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&ei=SoEoSvTVJoSUMpL4-LAF&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&resnum=1


46 posted on 06/04/2009 7:23:58 PM PDT by appleseed
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To: mojitojoe

Is that near the University of South Florida?


47 posted on 06/04/2009 7:25:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (Fight the Machine - STOP supporting the MSM.)
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To: hoosiermama

Thnx for the ping! The mosque, yemen, attack on our land, bombs in a bottle, PREVIOUS arrest for weapons—(wonder why they were dropped and was this before or after his prison time)...attacks on our troops, our land, etc.. Enough is Enough.

I’m sick of political correctness over terroristic activities. The media barely covers any of this, it’s BS!!


48 posted on 06/04/2009 7:32:45 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Jim Robinson

What has Dear Leader said about all this?


49 posted on 06/04/2009 7:32:53 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: Cindy
While in Yemen it is believed that Muhammad attended the Damaj Institute, an Islamic institute attended by a number of radicalized U.S. converts, which was once attended by John Walker Lindh, the "American Taliban" captured in Afghanistan.
50 posted on 06/04/2009 7:34:25 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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